Skip to comments.Missing MH370: Pilot Received Call From Mystery Woman Before Take-Off, Says Report
Posted on 03/22/2014 11:18:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery woman using a mobile phone number obtained under a false identity, as investigators question the pilot's estranged wife, a British newspaper reported.
It was one of the last calls made to or from the mobile phone of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur on March 8, reported The Mail on Sunday.
Investigators are treating it as potentially significant because anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia has to fill out a form giving their identity card or passport number.
Introduced as an anti-terrorism measure following 9/11, this ensures that every number is registered to a traceable person.
But in this case police traced the number to a shop selling SIM cards in Kuala Lumpur. They found that it had been bought 'very recently' by someone who gave a woman's name - but was using a false identity.
The discovery raises fears of a possible link between Captain Zaharie, 53, and terror groups whose members routinely use untraceable SIM cards. Everyone else who spoke to the pilot on his phone in the hours before the flight took off has already been interviewed.
In a separate development, The Mail on Sunday had learned that investigators were now poised to question Zaharie's estranged wife in detail.
Although the couple - who have three children - were separated, they had been living under the same roof.
The mystery caller emerged when Malaysian investigators examined the phone records of both Zaharie and his co-pilot, 27-year-old Fariq Abdul Hamid.
Investigators were keen to trace the caller and interview them, although they have stressed that the fact that the SIM card was registered to a non-existent ID card does not necessarily indicate a criminal or terrorist connection.
“...although they have stressed that the fact that the SIM card was registered to a non-existent ID card does not necessarily indicate a criminal or terrorist connection.”
Yeah, right! Yes, sure we believe you. /sarc
This just gets curiouser and curiouser! Next thing you know, the passengers will be found on some island, making imitation space ships, and acting a whole lot like zombies.
Well, wow, “a mystery woman”. I bet he won’t want to go home now...
She just wanted to wish him a safe trip and warn him to watch out for black holes.
If only he’d listened.
maybe more like LOST......cue spiral....
Dead in Pockistan.
I was going to try to catch a nap while they are looking for a hole in the drill string...
...another nap shot to Hell...
Didn’t they say the pilot had moved his family a day or two before the flight? Or was news rescinded?
Maybe he moved his family to protect them because he was being blackmailed.
Speaking of Black....Oh never mind.
Captain Shah! This is your lucky day. You MAY HAVE just won two tickets on a one way trip, all expenses paid to Pakistan!!! Just answer three questions correctly. Interested?
They're in LA?
You just won the game.
No, his wife left him.
hmmmmm....I thought the wife left the day before....how would she know about the phone call??
New thread new possibilities for the book/movie
Pilot gets rid of copilot shortly after sign off and bails out. Girlfriend picks him up as he passes back over the island. They create new Identities and live happily ever after
This is one of those things they should have kept to themselves. IMHO
My guess is, it was his lover
The article didn’t say she was going to be questioned about the phone call.
What the investigators are going to do is find out from her if there were mysterious things going on, if he spoke about things which could be connected to the plane being missing, if there were any changes recently in his actions or thinking or emotions, if he was meeting with people she didn’t know, if there were strange calls in the past ... and basically everything about him and his thinking and his interests and his contacts.
Hey, there are a lot of Freepers who would want to get an anonymous phone, too ... so they wouldn’t be “logged” by snooping authorities — and it wouldn’t have a thing to do with illegal stuff or terrorism (although Obama and Holder would insist that it does).
When was this SIM card/phone purchased? Were there other calls to the pilot from this number historically? Can they find calls to others from this phone?
And the three questions are:
Do you know how to turn off an airplane transponder?
Can you reprogram the Flight Management System computer?
Have you ever been to Pakistan?
It was purchased very, very recently. Just this call from this phone to the pilot. Any “other calls” to different numbers has not been reported.
Real soon, maybe in the next couple of hours searchers will find the floating debris and it will most likely be tsunami debris, wreckage of a different nature or a large stack of wooden pallets that probably fell off a cargo ship.
And then there will be this great big sucking sound of a silence vacuum as all the search efforts to date have only found garbage.
Find his girlfriend, see if it was hers. If not, it may be significant.
If he has a girlfriend ... :-) ...
Separated, yet living together? Isn’t separating when you separate and move apart? This is just nonsense so that the wife won’t be expected to have too much personal information about her “estranged” husband. Then she moves out just the day before? Interesting timing.
Pilot is a jihadist, IMHO.
Just because he had explosives strapped to his backside doesnt make him a terrorist.
Reports the day after the ones saying that she moved out, said that she didn’t move out .
You can’t believe anything in this story, especially what’s being reported the first day it breaks.
She said “Miles to go before you sleep”.
Or trying to make a radio out of coconuts and palm leaves.
Try looking on the other end, I hear they all got a hole down there!
Helen is dead, thus she would contact him directly from the beyond and wouldn’t need a sim card
They're in LA?
LA is on an island? ;-P
I’m going to live ion Isla La-la ...
Awaiting a picture of “mystery woman” to determine guilt or innocence.
The wife may be the “mystery woman”.
She is seen moving out of the house that they share together the day before and then this happens.
If the FBI is running the interrogation they will have the shopkeeper who sold the SIM card on the other side of the glass as they interview the wife to see if she could possibly be the “mystery woman”.
The Malaysians no doubt will object —
It’s not unusual for a wife to call her husband, so a regular phone call from the wife would have raised no eyebrows ... :-) ...
The first of 76 virgins calling.
That is not that far-fetched. He clearly did not want to have the plane traced by radar or the wreckage found.
He could have programmed the plane to fly south until fuel ran out, dropped/slowed down over the Cocos, bailed out to be picked up by the person he last spoke with on the phone while the plane flew on for several hours and crashed.
Hopefully the Aussies have screened all flights out of the Cocos from day one.
Pilot got a call from ‘mystery woman?’
Since when is Valerie Jarrett mysterious?
especially when they need to coordinate their schedules.
Remember plane going up to 45,000 then down. Struggle for control. Then pilot sets the course and bails out over ????? She’s waiting with open arms. No witnesses alive to tell what they know/knew
Now, THAT’S not fair to put that on w/o a warning. Good thing I haven’t had lunch.
Now, where the heck did I put the system for unseeing something I have seen?